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Health Screenings

Health Certificate (Exam):

It is recommended that all students receive an annual medical examination especially in cases where a child is experiencing educational problems. A thorough medical evaluation is always a useful place to begin when attempting to uncover the cause of educational difficulties. To that end, New York State requires a physical exam for new entrants as well as for students in Grades Pre-K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. Physical exams are required annually for interscholastic sports and working papers as needed. Physicals are also required by the Committee on Special Education (CSE) or the Committee on Pre-School Education (CPSE.)

The examination must be signed, stamped and completed by a New York State Licensed Physician, Physician’s Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. The examination must also be recorded on the approved New York State Education Department Student Examination Form for School and submitted to the Health Office in the child’s respective building.

All student-athletes must have a valid health certificate (physical) on the approved form within one year of the start of the sports season in which they choose to participate.


Dental Health:

A Dental Health Certificate which states that your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is also requested at the same time that the Health Certificate is required (please see above). The District can provide you with information regarding dental services on a free or reduced cost basis upon request.



Besides first aid and physical inspection, the Health Office maintains a record of your child’s height and weight. Eyesight, hearing and scoliosis screenings are also done according to New York State Guidelines, Education Law, Article 19, Section 905 and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. These laws provide for certain exemptions from those requirements.


Please visit the Health Forms page for a copy of the required forms.



Further information regarding health screenings can be found here: NYS Health Examination Guidelines